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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Simon’s Rock is committed to partnering with families to make this unique opportunity attainable for those students who need and are ready for it.

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About 80 percent of Simon’s Rock students receive a financial aid package—usually a combination of awards, grants, Federal Work-Study Program and loans. In addition to need- and merit-based awards, students are eligible to apply for federal and state aid, as well as any funding that may be available through private scholarships offered through local organizations.

Merit-Based Aid

All first-year applicants are automatically considered for scholarship awards; there is no separate application. Simon’s Rock offers merit scholarships—ranging from $1,000 up to the full cost of tuition—which are renewable for four years. Recipients are selected for academic excellence, extracurricular distinction, personal motivation, and character. More than one third of first-year students are awarded Simon’s Rock Merit Scholarships in varying amounts.

 See Our Scholarships

Apply for Need-Based Aid

To be considered for need-based financial aid, you must note it on your application as well as submit need-based documentation.

Steps to Apply for Need-Based Aid

1. Apply for Admission

Fill out the application for admission and indicate you are applying for financial aid. In the Common Application select “My Colleges Tab”, then select “Questions”, and under “Do you intend to pursue need-based financial aid?”, Select “Yes.”

 How To Apply For Admission
 

2. Submit Need Based Documentation

Students are eligible for need-based aid regardless of citizenship or country of origin. We have different forms depending on your citizenship and residency.

 U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
 Non U.S. Citizens and Non U.S. Permanent Residents
 

Verification

The college may perform a review of your need-based financial aid application. In this process, the college will be comparing information received from the application you submitted with the verification worksheet. If you have been chosen for verification, further instructions will be provided in your financial aid package.
 

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